Jimmy Moore’s June 18, 2009 TeleClass: ‘21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb’ Book Preview
Posted Jun 24 2009 1:14pm
My second book is scheduled to be released in August 2009
I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to get the message out about healthy low-carb living which is why my blog has branched out into various areas, including a twice-weekly, interview-styled podcast show, a fun and engaging YouTube video series with my wife Christine, a very active low-carb discussion forum, and so many other areas like Facebook, Twitter, and web sites that syndicate the content I provide. Visit LivinLaVidaLowCarb.com for a full listing of all the official “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb”-affiliated projects.
One of the ways I have been working on sharing what I’ve learned about the low-carb lifestyle is by writing books. In October 2005, I released my debut book Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year which shared what my 180-pound weight loss on the Atkins diet was like in 2004. Some criticized me at the time for writing a book so soon after losing weight because I really hadn’t learned anything yet.
Well, now it is five years later and I’ve learned so much about not just low-carb, but life in general that I wanted to share some of the lessons gleaned from taking this amazing journey to better health. While my first book focused almost exclusively on my personal weight loss experience, this new book entitled 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew will share the evidence behind the health benefits of this way of eating and how that has changed my life in more ways than I could have ever dreamed.
This new book allows me to discuss ways my life has been positively impacted by the circumstances that have happened since I became such a public figure on behalf of low-carb, dieting, and healthy living on the Internet. There will even be some revealing moments in the book regarding my encounters with personal critics, my side of the Kimkins scam story that has never been shared publicly, and the death of my brother Kevin in 2008. Here are 21 lessons that comprise the chapters in my upcoming book:
Lesson #1 Low-carb is much more than a diet, it’s a healthy lifestyle change
Lesson #2 Most cholesterol tests by your doctor are virtually meaningless
Lesson #3 Sugar and high fructose corn syrup are serious threats to health
Lesson #4 Low-fat, low-calorie diets do not have a monopoly on “healthy”
Lesson #5 The media and so-called “experts” are dead wrong about low-carb
Lesson #6 “Moderation” and a “balanced” diet aren’t better than low-carb
Lesson #7 High-carb, low-fat diets are keeping us fat and sick
Lesson #8 Low-carb is not even close to being a fad diet
Lesson #9 The evidence building for low-carb diets is undeniable
Lesson #10 Influence of low-carb on high-carb food companies significant
Lesson #11 The best way to prevent cancer and neurological disease is low-carb
Lesson #12 Whatever you do, don’t rile up the radical vegetarians and vegans
Lesson #13 Dr. Robert C. Atkins was a great man far ahead of his time
Lesson #14 If you put yourself out there on the Internet, people will hate you
Lesson #15 If you put yourself out there on the Internet, people will love you
Lesson #16 The body has no dietary need for carbohydrates–NONE!
Lesson #17 Internet scam artists like Heidi Diaz from Kimkins lurk online
Lesson #18 Sometimes when you least expect it, amazing things will happen
Lesson #19 You can’t always trust or believe the negative studies on low-carb
Lesson #20 Childhood obesity could be eradicated with low-carb living
Lesson #21 The early death of a brother or loved one may not be prevented
So, as a special sneak peek into the new book, I was given an opportunity by Hilton Johnson Productions to host my very own LIVE Global TeleClass on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 9:00PM. It was the first time I’d ever done anything like this before with a real-time audience of listeners since my podcasts are all pre-recorded. Plus, I’d NEVER taken calls from people before, so this was gonna be an interesting exercise in trying something new to say the least.
I started out the TeleClass sharing about my low-carb weight loss success story outlined in my first book, went through about half of the “life lessons” featured in my upcoming book, took a few interesting questions from the listeners on the call, finished up sharing about the rest of the lessons included in the book, and then announced a special offer for people who pre-order the book prior to the August 2009 release. Listen for yourself to how the TeleClass turned out in this recording I made of the TeleClass:
I thought I’d maybe have 50 people listening to my maiden TeleClass venture, but imagine my shocked surprise when they called me the next day and said there were 461 people who either listened to it on their phone or on the Internet last Thursday night. WOW! That was MUCH more than I could have ever expected and I sincerely appreciate everyone who took part in this very special event. The feedback from those who attended was mostly positive with the majority of the survey responses following the class stating the TeleClass was beneficial to them. Plans are already underway to do at least another one or two in 2009.
Here are some of the comments, both good and bad, people had about the TeleClass:
Jimmy Moore did an awesome job leading the TeleClass and I can’t wait for the next one! — Just going over the same material again and using the TeleClass to promote own books. — Presented a well-organized, wide range of perspectives and information within a short time. — Useful information–not just a sales pitch. — Nothing new or in-depth really. — Material was organized and presented in an interesting way. — Maybe his book had more facts and figures in it but his talk seemed to have no basis in reality, just his own experience. I went in believing in low-carb eating and left questioning that it was best. — While there was very little information imparted that I had not already been aware of, the positive reinforcement and reminders were invaluable! — The material was mundane and no detailed information was given. — Very well organized, easy to understand, well researched. — Strong endorsement for a low carb life style. — What can I say, the class was totally boring, changing the subject would be the bet thing to do. — Most of the material was quite inconsistent with what I have been learning about natural ways to stay healthy–a high cooked animal protein diet is very acid-causing to the human body–it would take a tremendous amount of alkaline-forming foods to balance out the body pH. I’d be curious to see how healthy the teacher remains in the future on this diet. — You did an amazing job Jimmy. I truly enjoyed it and from what I heard during the call with all of the participation from the listeners everyone enjoyed it. — I felt that the leader was using this class to promote his own books. — Fielded questions well, great communication, stayed on point. — Very enthusiastic. Took lots of questions from the listeners which was nice. — Jimmy Moore is enthusiastic and a great advocate for low-carb living. — Thank you! Very encouraging! — Jimmy Moore was an inspiration. I’m not fat, but I am trying to learn to eat healthier and this was a good wake-up call on the dangers of sugar in the diet. — Mr. Moore showed extreme poise and patience when handling an odd question from one of the guests. He did a great job in steering the conversation back to the topic. Great job. — He was too sarcastic. I felt he had a bad attitude and bad energy. I don’t usually give this kind of evaluation. — I enjoyed his enthusiasm and up-front way of imparting what can be controversial subjects. The Q&A was handled SO well and obviously not rehersed. He paced the session very well…starting on time, covering information and questions adequately, and concluded well. — The leader as you call him was too critical of other eating habits and regimens and was only interested in selling his book. — Fun, passionate about the subject, and polite. — Enthusiastic speaker–motivating, has a great weight loss story. I look forward to his new book. — Oh gosh, what a self-centered, boring class, probably the worse I have ever attended. There was absolutely nothing interesting in it…I am pretty sure most of the attendees fell asleep before the end. — He kept it rolling, organized, and background noise under control. — Jimmy was excited about his weight loss plan, which is good. — I believe we hit the jackpot on this call–wonderful. You hear so much about carbs, I am glad I heard it was extremely helpful. — Personal experience is always the best teacher. Very upbeat and stayed on the subject. — Glad to hear from someone that, not only read the book, but put it in practice. Good job. Will now try to do the same. — I went to his site afterwards and read his daily food journal…he drinks diet soda several times a day!!! He is endorsing a neurotoxic substance..letting people think it is okay to do so to their bodies…I CAN NOT support anyone who takes in aspartame or splenda and you should NOT endorse this person!!!!
That’s quite an eclectic list of feedback about the TeleClass, huh? All in all, I was very pleased with how the TeleClass went and I look forward to doing more again in the future. Over the next few weeks I’ll be putting the final touches on 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb to hopefully have it available for purchase by August 2009. If you’d like to take advantage of the pre-order special that I am currently running which includes an AUTOGRAPHED COPY of the new book when it comes out with FREE SHIPPING as well as a FREE E-BOOK COPY of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year, then simply click on the button below:
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